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SI Fantasy Plus

Better Than Expected

Indy's defense leads the list of those who proved their worth in Week 1

By David Epstein

Start 'Em

By David Sabino

Sit 'Em

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus

A Shot... And a Save

Playing his best golf of the year by far, Tiger Woods closed with a brilliant 63 to not only win the BMW Championship but also quiet the critics going into the homestretch of the FedEx Cup playoffs

By Gary Van Sickle

Case Closing

Atwal investigation nears an end

By Jim Gorant

Big Play

By Don DiJulia

Picture Imperfect

The FedEx Cup is good fun, but it could use a little more focus

By Michael Bamberger

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD

As Good As It Gets

"If you saw it, remember it, and tell your grandchildren"

By Phil Taylor

Ted Ginn Jr. ... A Rookie's Tale

As told to Andrew Lawrence

WHO'S Hot / WHO'S Not

The Unnatural?

By Albert Chen

For the Record

The Woes of the O's

Baltimore has hit rock bottom—or so its fans hope

By Tom Verducci

The Tall American

Fresh face: Roger Federer's looming opponent

By Elizabeth Newman

THE QUESTIONS WITH Phil Hughes

YANKEES PITCHER

Chris Chelios's Hour of Power

Sixty minutes—no rest—keep the NHL star young

By Lisa Altobelli

Toasting Toots

A new film celebrates a sports bar where real athletes hung

By Bill Syken

Q&A Dane Cook

The actor-comedian fronts MLB's playoffs ad campaign

By Richard Deitsch

Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Sarah Kwak

Faces in the Crowd

Pro Football

Opening Statement

Week 1 of the NFL season put Super Bowl contenders to the test, and the AFC power with the most to prove answered resoundingly as the Chargers stared down a stiff challenge from the Bears and sent the NFC champs limping home

By Alan Shipnuck

Randy's Dandy Again

After a phenomenal Pats debut, the big question now is, Can Randy Moss be stopped?

By Andrew Lawrence

Passing Marks

If Brett Favre has one of his typical seasons in 2007, he'll surpass three NFL career milestones held by Dan Marino. But big numbers aren't the only thing those two have in common

By Peter King

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Watch Out!

Texas may have survived a scare from TCU, but as Longhorns coach Mack Brown points out, with most schools now featuring dangerous players at the skill positions, the days of overmatched non-BCS programs rolling over for the perennial powers are gone

By Austin Murphy

Bluegrass Stakes

Kentucky and Louisville have all the makings for a special rivalry, but the two schools can't seem to agree on a date

By Mark Beech

Looking Good

Not every top team got a scare last week. Here are the three powers that made the most impressive statements in Week 2

By Austin Murphy

TENNIS

Without Peer

In winning his fourth straight U.S. Open crown and 12th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer left little doubt that no one in the world does anything as well as he plays tennis

By S.L. Price

BASEBALL

Gnarly Hustle

Two years after his career appeared to be over, Eric Byrnes has made himself into much more than a high-energy novelty act for the National League's most surprising contender

By Chris Ballard

NASCAR CHASE PREVIEW

The Dashing Dozen

Another Run To the Top?

The reigning champ and 2007's big winner is charging into the Chase, but a second title won't come easy for Jimmie Johnson

By Lars Anderson

Scouting Reports

Five former Cup champions make this the deepest field yet for NASCAR's postseason

By Mark Beech

Inside

Inside: The Week In Sports

The NFL

By Ben Reiter

Baseball

By Jon Heyman

Olympic Sports

By E.M. Swift

College Football

By Phil Taylor

High School Football

By Kelli Anderson

Life of Reilly

School for The Uncool

By Rick Reilly

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